Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
– Erasmus+ Training Course for Teachers

Educate young people on sustainable development (ESD) and create a better future together.

Reserve Your Spot

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) – Erasmus+ Training Course for Teachers

Educate young people on sustainable development (ESD) and create a better future together.

Reserve Your Spot

ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) plays an increasingly important role in education. We must address the present and future challenges facing the world, and contribute to the development of more sustainable and resilient communities.

In this course, educators, trainers, and teachers will learn how to incorporate education for sustainable development (ESD) into their educational work with young people. It examines how ESD principles, values, concepts, policies, and practices are implemented in schools and how they affect children and young people. By the end of the course, participants will have up-to-date knowledge, tools, and methods for incorporating sustainable development into their classes. As a result, it strives to change students’ behavior and contribute to social progress.

The training is led in a process-oriented way, which means that content and methods are being adjusted to every group and its needs. You will experience different methods involving

cognitive thinking (short inputs, collecting knowledge)
emotional intelligence (teamwork, relation to everyday life), and
self-reflection (individual tasks, self-assessment exercises)

This mix provides a good learning experience and helps participants to be involved and achieve their own learning goals with the support of the trainer.

Education for Sustainable Development course at a glance

  • Learn about up-to-date theories on sustainability

  • Get to know methods and tools for ESD and create your own toolbox

  • Reflect on your role as an educator

  • Learn how to involve young people and realize together projects and initiatives on sustainability

  • Exchange good practices and discuss challenges with other educators

You’ll develop the following skills & competences:

Betka Wojcik

Your Trainer

Bětka Wójcik 

My name is Bětka and I work as a trainer and facilitator. Since 2010 I have been working with civil society organisations, individuals and groups across Europe and co-created projects and complex programs which empower young people, changemakers and communities.

I’m passionate about non-formal education, creating safe spaces for real exchange and learning together. My expertise includes dialogue and empathic communication (NVC), youth empowerment, competency-oriented learning, civic and non-formal education.

Several years ago I came across Nonviolent Communication and it was a real game changer for me. It became the essence of my life and work with people. At my work I can observe how it changes people’s lives, relationships and communities.

Daily Program:


Getting to know each other

Introduction, individual expectations, and learning goals

Building common ground

Living, teaching, and learning in a complex world


Sustainable Development Theories

Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Competences in ESD

SDGs in education


Basis of facilitation with connection to ESD (experiential learning, building methods, role of facilitator, holistic facilitation)

How to create initiatives and projects on sustainability together with young people?

Youth participation – supporting young people in learning and action


Tools and methods – how to teach sustainability (educational resources on different topics)

Sustainable development on different levels at my school/organisation

My personal ESD toolbox


Personal sustainability – resilience and self-care in education

Summary and evaluation

Leisure Time Activities

Participants are offered many free leisure activities in the afternoon, including:

A visit to the botanical garden

Beach volleybal

Surf trial lesson
*paid activity

Salsa lesson

Yoga session

On the weekend we can organise:

Loro Parque

A visit to Loro Parque, the world’s Nº 1 zoo


A fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe


A travel day to the neighbouring island La Gomera, the hippie paradise


A hiking trip to magic Masca valley


An excursion to the Nº 1 destination of the Canary Islands: the Teide National Park

Betka Wojcik

Don’t miss the chance to change the world.

Come to beautiful Tenerife and learn about Sustainable Development and how to teach it to your students at home.